Sweet Oblivion Feat. Geoff Tate — Relentless (Frontiers)

No matter which side of the Queensrÿche fence you may reside on — the Geoff Tate-fronted Queensrÿche; or the Todd La Torre-led Quennsrÿche — there’s no doubt that both factions have been highly Read more […]

Avaland- Theater of Sorcery (Rockshots Records)

Considering the inspirational work of artists like Avantasia and Ayeron gaining critical and commercial acclaim, it’s not surprising to find younger musicians wanting to create their own take on the Read more […]

Lord – Undercovers Vol. 1 (Dominus Records)

Well-established as one of the premiere heavy/power metal acts in Australia, Lord always enjoy giving their fanbase interesting cover material throughout the years. It’s one thing to take on established Read more […]

Aphrodite – Orgasmic Glory (Fighter Records)

Bursting out of the gates with their appeasing 2019 debut Lust and War, Canadian trio Aphrodite return to impress through a primal speed metal platform on Orgasmic Glory. Sometimes as a listener in today’s Read more […]

Stranger Vision – Poetica (Pride & Joy Music)

Setting themselves up prior to release of this debut album Poetica with special covers issued online of favorites by Tears for Fears, In Flames, and David Bowie, Stranger Vision already prove to be an Read more […]

Shadowspawn – The Science of Disbelief (Emanzipation Productions)

With one previous EP and full-length behind them, Danish Shadowspawn return for their third release in The Science of Disbelief. If old school-influenced death metal is your jam, Shadowspawn bring a version Read more […]

Tides of Kharon – Titanomachy (Sliptrick Records)

Engaging a love of Greek mythology with hard hitting melodic death metal, Tides of Kharon on paper have a winning recipe possible for their second EP Titanomachy. Hailing from Edmonton, Canada, the five-piece Read more […]

To the Grave – Epilogue (Unique Leader)

Epilogue operates in some very odd to describe territory in regard to its release. It contains a remixed and remastered version of the band’s 2019 release Global Warning, as well as a total of seven Read more […]

Sea of Snakes – World of Fire (Metal Assault Records)

The mesmerizing versatility of California bands assures plenty of music choices for the listeners. Always up for hearing fresh talent, World of Fire is a five-song debut EP from Sea of Snakes – taking Read more […]

Betrayal – Disorder Remains (Rising Nemesis)

Five years after their debut, Infinite Circles, German death metal band Betrayal is back with a new label and new album. Disorder Remains pulls from a number of different areas of extremity, with death Read more […]

While She Sleeps – Sleep Society (Spinefarm)

One piece that modern metal has going for it, is that there’s a lot of wiggle room. Bands are free to incorporate a number of ‘non-metal’ influences and give their sound a fresh twist, usually to Read more […]

George Tsalikis – Return to Power (Pure Steel Records)

Known to this scribe through his previous work in bands like Gothic Knights and Zandelle, vocalist George Tsalikis released his first solo album in 2016 with The Sacrifice. Five years later we have a new Read more […]

Intonate – Severed Within (Willowtip)

A few years back, Intonate unleashed their debut in the form of The Swerve. A twisting and otherworldly piece of tech/prog death that held equal ground in more dissonant waters. Since that time, the Read more […]

Evil Drive – Demons Within (Reaper Entertainment)

These days it’s apparent that cross pollination of genres appears to be the ticket to gaining a wider array of followers under the metal umbrella. Hailing from the fertile lands of Finland, Evil Drive Read more […]

Endseeker – Mount Carcass (Metal Blade)

With two punchy and satisfying full-length efforts behind them, Germany’s Endseeker decided to tweak things a little for their third offering. Shying away from some of the more progressive leanings Read more […]

Servants to the Tide – Servants to the Tide (No Remorse Records)

Paying homage to his heroes in epic doom metal, Servants to the Tide is a trio formed by guitarist/keyboardist/bassist Leonid Rubinstein, who recruited vocalist Stephan Wehrbein and drummer Lucas Freise Read more […]

Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined (Metal Blade)

A perpetual benchmark for brutality in the metal scene, Cannibal Corpse are still without a doubt the most instantly recognizable in extreme music. The band has weathered plenty of storms throughout their Read more […]

Septagon – We Only Die Once (Massacre Records)

Featuring members of acts like Atlantean Kodex and Them, Septagon are a five-piece outfit from Germany that journey into the speed/thrash terrain with their material. Previously a part of the Cruz del Read more […]

Drakkar – Chaos Lord (Punishment 18 Records)

Artists have a delicate choice to issue or delay product considering the global pandemic that has shut down normal live touring/concert support for musicians. Metal music is one of the genres dependent Read more […]

Carnal Savagery – Fiendish (Moribund Records)

Being able to dig deep with their roots to the beginnings of the Swedish death metal movement, Carnal Savagery has had plenty of time to keep their buzzsawing HM-2 pedals razor sharp. That’s right, Read more […]

Arion – Vultures Die Alone (AFM Records)

Arion made a big splash initially with this scribe with their single “At the Break of Dawn” (which featured Amaranthe vocalist Elize Ryd). Upbeat and potent modern metal that had massive hooks and Read more […]

Memoriam – To the End (Reaper Entertainment)

Once the locomotive creative train rolls, no sense in stopping momentum. Especially as we race against the proverbial clock of time on this Earth. Such is the case for UK death metal quartet Memoriam – Read more […]

Exanimis – Marionnettiste (Klonosphere Records)

With bands like Fleshgod Apocalypse, Septicflesh, and Carach Angren all taking their extreme metal and mutating it near the point of a cinematic soundscape, the borders have been pushed pretty well into Read more […]

Evilizers – Solar Quake (Punishment 18 Records)

Evilizers is an Italian metal act that grew out of a Judas Priest tribute band from 2014. Releasing their debut album Center of the Grave in 2018, they’ve made the move to Punishment 18 Records for the Read more […]

Hevilan – Symphony of Good and Evil (Brutal Records)

Containing ex-Warrel Dane guitarist Johnny Moraes in their ranks, Brazilian quartet Hevilan started in 2005, releasing a demo the following year with Blinded Faith. Many years later The End of Time debut Read more […]

Karma Violens – Mount of the Congregation (Self-Released)

Next up in the death, black, thrash mash-up battle is that of Karma Violens. Establishing themselves back in 2002, the Greek act has released three albums previous to Mount of the Congregation and have Read more […]

Timeless Haunt – Dark for Life (Stormspell Records)

Containing three generations of musicians who don’t always see eye to eye in influences or outlook of the metal and rock genres, Timeless Haunt develops an interesting mixture that sets them apart from Read more […]

Feculent – The Grotesque Arena (Brilliant Emperor Records)

A new Australian act featuring members of Snorlax, Resin Tomb, Descent, and more, Feculent is just as grimy and filthy as the grisly cover would imply. Another introduction by way of EP, Feculent present Read more […]

Evergrey – Escape of the Phoenix (AFM Records)

Over the past twenty plus years, one of the most memorable and satisfying melodic power/progressive metal acts to release music has to be Evergrey. Writing touching songs that reach people on multiple Read more […]

Obvurt – The Beginning (Brutal Mind)

Always nice to see a bit of a success story when it comes to musicians. In this case, Philippe Drouin was in a car accident five years ago, which injured his right wrist to the point where guitar playing Read more […]